Strange Reflections - SoulCollage® card - Painter IX
See my card blog for more on this as a card which is an equivalent of the Hanged Woman or more traditionally the Hanged Man.
This week I've done almost nothing but make cards, or so it seems. And what a joy that has been!
Most of them are ones in which I feel that the "found" elements are still too strongly present as themselves to allow me to post them here. I don't want to infringe copyrights by publishing what is not mine. I may do drawings or paintings from them to make them more "mine" later.
Here I've drawn faces from pictures that others had taken which I hope is okay!
As a week of Strength I'm happy to report that my physical energy levels have increased enormously. I only needed naps to gestate ideas and pictures which is quite different from needing to sleep because of exhaustion, and much more fun. I also seem to be in the process of becoming more able to function at night. This is new. It may just be a phase but its interesting to be able to keep my eyes open beyond 10 pm!
There have been two synchronicities that have been haunting me this week. In fact throughout most of this time through the Artist's Way.
The first is the number of times I've heard the phrase "Good Angel, Bad Angel". I've done a card of the "bad angel" part and it seems to mostly be the impetuous little girl in me who doesn't realise that what she is doing might lead to danger; like jumping in puddles without realising there might be a rusty nail able to go through her wellington... and in looking up the posting I did when I mentioned that before I see the main illustration was of a strange reflection... hmm...
The second has been about cross-dressing. Men dressed as women and women dressed as men. This seems to be an extension of the theme of Mask as well which has haunted me just as much. These days and in the society in which I live its quite hard for a woman to be obviously "cross-dressed" as so many of us wear trousers. But when I was having my make-over (see my review of the 2006), last August - one of the things that I was criticised for was wearing men's clothes... though in fact it was just one favourite blue shirt I'd bought for Jim and then borrowed back because I liked the colour. And one of the things that the image consultant wanted to do was to make me look more feminine.
So to resolve this issue in a proper bloggy way I've taken a test:
|You Are 53% Feminine, 47% Masculine|
You are in touch with both your feminine and masculine sides.
You're sensitive at the right times, but you don't let your emotions overwhelm you.
You're not a eunuch, just the best of both genders.
So that's okay isn't it!
How masculine or feminine are you?